By Brian Albright, Field Technologies magazine
With more powerful mobile computing devices entering the market and enterprises adding a wider variety of platforms
(smartphones, tablets, rugged PDAs), companies need more wireless network capacity than ever before to support increasingly feature-rich mobile applications. Wireless carriers have responded by expanding coverage and boosting network speeds, but their enterprise customers have continued to up the wireless ante.
"Smartphones and tablets introduced over the past
year generally have faster processors, higher screen resolution, and more multifunctionality features," says
Christopher Hill, vice president of advanced mobility
solutions at AT&T. "Business customers are benefiting
from advanced mobility solutions, such as location-based
services, mobile resource management, or workforce
productivity applications on these devices."